After being jilted at the altar, Zoe Moore flees to Boston, America, where she works as nanny to five-year-old Ruby Miller and her little brother, Samuel. Ruby and Samuel lost their mother in an accident; their father, Ryan Miller, is so wrapped up in his grief that he barely notices his two children. Whatever happened to the loving man she keeps hearing about from his neighbours?
I really liked this booked even if it was a bit simple and exasperating at times. There were some laugh out loud moments but also some unbelievable ones. Zoe was a lovely character but should have stood up to Ryan, Jason and her Mum much sooner. Maybe then I wouldn't be shouting at her in my car. Overall good book if you need a break from something heavier.
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world....
Not for a long time has a book made me laugh, cry and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Timeless classic that I will definitely listen to again.
In 1886, a mysterious travelling circus becomes an international sensation. Open only at night, constructed entirely in black and white, Le Cirque des Rêves delights all who wander its circular paths and warm themselves at its bonfire. Although there are acrobats, fortune-tellers and contortionists, the Circus of Dreams is no conventional spectacle. Some tents contain clouds, some ice.
I loved the idea of this fairy tale and I thought it to be absolutely beautiful but unfortunately the narration didn't suit the book at all. The pronunciations and accents were very annoying and took me ages to get used to it. Glad I persevered with the book as it was amazing.
The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Feast for Crows. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Feast for Crows is the fourth volume in the series. The Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne. The war in the Seven Kingdoms has burned itself out, but in its bitter aftermath new conflicts spark to life.
I like the performance but some of the sound effects drive me crazy! The coughing is truly awful! I really liked the book and it was very easy to listen to, now that I know who everyone is.
Do the impossible or lose your family forever.... Edgar Hill, unsympathetic husband and halfhearted father, finds himself in a hopeless situation. Despite all his best efforts, he hasn't managed to keep his family together. In fact they are further from him than ever - 550 miles, to be precise. And in a world near annihilated by a terrible disaster, leaving the UK harsh and brutal, uncrossable by car or bike, his journey to find his loved ones will be fraught with challenges.
The book was very involving and I care for all the characters. The performance was absolutely fantastic and I couldn't believe it was just one person reading it! Would definitely recommend it.
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.
What an amazing story! I never really listened to real life stories but this book has changed my mind. The pace of the reading was easy to follow and I couldn't wait to finish it.
Hear the story of what happened when the tech industry gave the world what it wanted: free porn. Lives were mangled. Fortunes were made. All for your pleasure. Follow writer and narrator Jon Ronson as he uncovers our web of desire.
I thought this was interesting but the title was confusing and it was really annoying that he kept repeating it like he wanted to convince us that it's the right one, It's not .
Hay-on-Wye, 1400. War is brewing in the Welsh borders. Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer playing a dangerous game, playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between Welsh princes and English lords. For 200 years the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend talks of.
I really liked the story from the very beginning and I cared about the characters It was easy to follow and the Welsh accent was great Would recommend
The complete, unabridged audiobook of A Storm of Swords. HBO’s hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R. R. Martin’s internationally best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A Storm of Swords is the third volume in the series. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast.
The first and second books took me a while to get into but this one pulled me in straight away. Even 47 hours didn't scare me, just made me more determined! Looking forward to the next one.
In The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, Amy shares stories about her family, her relationships, her career, good - and bad - sex, recounting the experiences that have shaped who she is today: from the riches to rags story of her childhood to her teenage quest for popularity (and boys) to becoming one of the most sought-after comedians on the planet and an outspoken advocate for women's rights.
I'm not a big fan of Amy Shumer but I've heard good things about this book and I was not dissapointed. Mix of comedy, personal story and some very serious issues kept me entertained throughout and when it finished I wanted more. I will definitely be watching more of Amy now.